Get a good quality pin brush like Chris Christensen. A slicker will break the coat on the topknot and head that is growing out. Make sure you condition when you bathe, (my favorite is Coat Handler cause its not heavy or greasy). Have you put him into puppy trim yet? If not, you can get that going and eliminate alot of the sides, chest, sides of neck, and rear end coat etc, making upkeep easier also. Especially with coat change coming anytime between now and a year old.Yes I bathe weekly. I use Ring 5 Coat Conditioner when I brush. I dont have a pin brush yet. He has about 3-4 inches of coat on his body and legs atm and his neck and head has about 5.
I do band his head and neck. He is 6 months old. Thankyou!